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January 11, 2024

5 Ways to Make Dental Care More Fun for Your Family!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:09 am
Child flossing her teeth

You’ve been teaching your children the best ways to care for their smile at home by brushing and flossing. However, this routine can begin to feel like a chore for young children. It’s always a good idea to try to make this important regimen more fun. Here are 5 ways that you can add some excitement to oral hygiene for your family!

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December 15, 2023

The Drip of Calm: Is IV Sedation Right for Me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:45 pm
A woman in the dental chair under the effects of IV sedation

Dental anxiety is a common concern that prevents many patients from seeking the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry has come a long way since its introduction into mainstream practice. The most potent form available now is IV sedation, and it has proven effective at treating patients with multiple treatment hang-ups.

If you want to know whether you’re a good candidate for IV sedation, continue reading. In this blog, you’ll learn the benefits of IV sedation to see if it’s the right choice for you.

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November 3, 2023

5 Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:49 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

If your smile is marred by imperfections like misshapen, cracked, or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers present an excellent solution for a radiant transformation. This cosmetic option comes with numerous advantages, making it a prudent investment not just for your oral well-being but also for boosting your confidence. Explore the ensuing discussion to comprehend the five compelling benefits that position porcelain veneers as the preferred method for enhancing smiles and addressing cosmetic concerns.

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October 13, 2023

A Cover-Up Job: Can You Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 3:51 am
Woman has curious expression

Porcelain veneers can make worn or misshapen teeth appear vibrant and beautiful by covering up flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, and stubborn stains. Chances are that if you’ve recently received this cosmetic dental treatment, you’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait to show off your new smile. However, if you want your flashy new grin to stay stunning in the long run, you’re going to need to keep up with an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Here’s how you can still get tooth decay with porcelain veneers and how to take great care of them to prevent that from happening!

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September 8, 2023

The Hollywood Smile: A Brief History of Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:21 pm
A set of veneers being inspected

Have you ever wondered where the idea of dental veneers came from? Like most inventions, they didn’t start out as a perfect dental solution for many dental imperfections. In fact, they were originally more like props!

If you’re curious where the term “Hollywood smile” came from, continue reading. There’s a brief but fascinating history of dental veneers waiting to be uncovered.

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August 15, 2023

Why You Might Want Dental Implant Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 8:02 pm
CGI illustration of dentures with dental implants in front of a white background

Dentures are a popular solution for those with many missing teeth. They look just like your natural teeth and help you eat and speak more normally than you could with gaps in your smile. There are some challenges that come with dentures, though. They’ve been known to become dislodged at inconvenient times, like in the middle of a meal or conversation. Many patients become frustrated with them and want a more reliable solution. Fortunately, it’s possible to anchor your dentures with dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about why this can be so helpful!

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July 13, 2023

Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Become Life-Threatening?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 12:17 pm
Hand holding water glass with dentures in them

If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, you might think caring for your dentures isn’t that big of a deal. What’s the point, right? It’s not like they’re real teeth. Regardless of whether or not you have any natural teeth left, you need to make sure you’re taking care of your dentures. In addition to regularly cleaning them, it’s essential that they have a proper fit. If you’re not adjusting or replacing old, damaged, or ill-fitting dentures, you could be putting your life in danger – here’s how.

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June 2, 2023

Is My Facial Pain a Dental Emergency?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 10:51 am
a patient suffering from facial pain

Facial pain is something that all of us must endure every once in a while—and whether it’s a throbbing headache, a nagging toothache, a sore jaw, or something else entirely that’s triggering your distress, it can be quite debilitating at times. But how are you supposed to know when your discomfort warrants emergency treatment? Here are a few of the most common reasons for facial pain, along with how to know when your situation necessitates a trip to your trusted emergency dentist.

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May 2, 2023

5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry (Other than Easing Dental Anxiety)

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 1:31 am
a woman being sedated at the dentist

While going to the dentist for your biannual checkups and cleaning is essential to keeping your oral health in top condition, you may find yourself delaying treatment. Oftentimes, feeling anxious or fearful about a dental visit can make people avoid getting professional help for their teeth and gums. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has helped to make those visits easier. But did you know that sedation options like IV sedation or oral conscious sedation offer other benefits other than easing dental anxiety? Here are five of them!

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April 2, 2023

An Inside Look at the Dangerous “Veneer Check” TikTok Trend

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:23 pm
a person on their phone looking at social media

Social media platforms have become a big part of life now, especially TikTok. It is estimated that the app now has upwards of 1 billion users. While it is often used to upload and view entertaining content like dance videos or makeup tutorials, there can be harmful posts as well. A recent dangerous TikTok trend has been the “veneer check”.  While cosmetic procedures like veneers are very safe and reliable for most people, this challenge is spreading misinformation. This can negatively impact your oral health. Read on to learn more about the trend and how to safely achieve your smile goals.

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